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SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 1932

MICHIGAN DAILY Mr. Hoover's Last
Establshed 1890 Minute Extravagance . .

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SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 1932

OUT of every Federal tax dollar col-
lected in the U. S. this year, 25
cents will go to veterans. The sum will amount
to almost a billion dollars, the total of Federal
levies for all other expenses will add up to some-
thing less than three billion dollars.
This country is traditionally generous in its at-t
titude toward ex-soldiers. At the present time
however, there is a widespread feeling of resent-
ment toward contributing so much. This feeling]
is growing. It is due in part to the economy con-
sciousness that the depression has bred, and in
part to the fact that many people are learning
that large sums are being paid to veterans not
disabled in service.
Because of highly efficient, if partisan, lobbying,
bills have been passed by Congress increasing the
the 28,912 Spanish American War veterans who in
1915 were receiving compensation for real hurts
to today's 235,463, most of whom received no in-
juries in that war; and permitting 331,693 men
to draw pay for World War hurts although the re-
cords show that only 234,879 U. S. soldiers were
gassed or wounded in the war.
The general tendency in Congress has been and
unfortunately continues to be to increase favors.
to so-called, "veterans," many of whom have
never seen service outside training camps. This
attitude of vote-seeking Congresses was strikingly
illustrated by the recent B. E. F. experience in
Washington. The situation has become so grave
that authoritive observers estimate that in 10 or
15 years the sums annually granted to veterans by
the Federal government will equal its annual ex-
penditures at the present time.
Chiefly to combat this needless, unwise, and un-
just extravagance, the National Economy League
was created last July. Some of the biggest men in
the country are on its advisory board; the list in-
cludes Calvin Coolidge, Alfred Emanuel Smith,
and Newton Diehl Baker. It has already publicly
estimated that $109,000,000 can be cut from the
Spanish American "veterans'" payroll and $125,
000,000 from the World War lists, this without in
any way affecting the present status of anyone
injured in service. In addition it proposes that
free hospitalization be limited to war veterans
with real hurts, that the bounty rolls be cleared,
and that frauds be weeded from those receiving
war-risk insurance.
Many of the country's leading newspapers, in-
cluding the New York Herald Tribune, have pledg-
ed themselves to support the National Economy
League; much feeling, as indicated, has already
been stired up; and prospects have seemed bright
for not too distant reform.
But :

A Washington
(Associated Press Staff Writer
WASHINGTON-It sounds a bit premature to
talk about presidential nomination possibilities of
1936 before the 11932 election is held.
There are elements about the current campaign
however, that project that question into the pic-
Take the republican 1932 ticket of Hoover and
Curtis, for example.
Should Mr. Hoover be returned to the White
House, the anti-third term bogey would tend to
eliminate him even if he desired to carry on.
If defeated this year, it would be against prece-
dent generally should he run again, although his
age in 1936-62--would not bar him and although
the rule had an exception in the casc of Grover
So far as Vice President Curtis is concerned,
his years weigh against him. He will be 76 in
1936-a consideration that might have serious
weight should his candidacy be proposed at that
Future activities of both Governor Roosevelt
and Speaker Garner would seem to turn on what
happens to them this year.
If the democrats should be elected, the natural
thing would be renomination in 1936. Garner's
age, of course, affords a parallel to the case of Mr.
Curtis this year. It might be advanced as a rea-
son for finding a younger running mate for Mr.
Roosevelt four years from now, should Roosevelt
wish to run again.
It is notable that the two men relied upon most
campaign, Secretary Ogden Mills of the treasury
heavily by President Hoover in his re-election
and Secretary Pat Hurley of the war department,
are in age hardly more than graduates of the
"younger republican" group. Both are also "little
cabinet" graduates, having been promoted to cab-
inet posts by President Hoover.
Secretary Mills especially is carrying much of
the Hoover campaign in replying to his old friend
and neighbor, Governor Roosevelt. He was a
strong man of the convention that named Mr.
Hoover to succeed himself. Like 'Hurley, he is
And it would be readily understandable if Mr.
Mills, as he carries the administration's fight over
the country, is well aware that he may be laying
the groundwork for a presidential nomination
campaign of his own four years from intw.
va uii - ii cxvv±ted Hoover's

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Song lRecital
Nov. ,8:15P.M.

On Sale at
School of Music
$1, $1.50, $2, $2.50
6, $8,$10, $12




We Welcome
The Alumni. . .

TODAY'S homecoming game with
Princeton brings hundreds of
alumni back to Ann Arbor to renew for a short
time their old contacts with University life. In
part it is for them that we hold the traditional
games, and make special preparations for the
homecoming event.
The campus has changed considerably in the
last 20 years. Many of the alumni will see new-
things, but they will revive many more old asso-
ciations. Externally the University changes, but
the spirit remains more or less the same.
As representatives of the student body, we ex-
tend our welcome to the returning Michigan men
and women. For we, as students, are indebted to
them and feel a bond of kinship with them. They
played, in their day, the part in the building and
support of the University that we are now carrying
And the alumni deserve more consideration
from us. They have built up the University not
only as students but also' as graduates. Their
accomplishments in life have, in a sense, been
the University's accomplishments. By their work
as alumni, they have given to Michigan that
reputation that today is ours to enjoy.
We may seem, then, a bit presumptious in wel-
coming the alumni back to their University. But
we aren't presuming. We're really glad to have
them here.'
Ann Arbor Assists
The Student Body...
A N appropriation of $2,000 has been
made by the Ann Arbor Commu-
nity Chest toward emergency student relief. The
purpose of the donation is to provide students
with a last resource to which they can turn as
both citizens and transients can turn to other de-
partments of the welfare organization.
A recent case was brought to the attention of
the officials in which a student was found actually
to be suffering through failure to receive money
he had been expecting. In such circumstances,
students may apply to the Dean of Students and
amounts of five to twenty-five dollars will be
such action on the part of the Community Fund
,:-arks a distinct and significant step forward in
the relations between students and residents of
Ann Arbor. While feeling has been friendly be-
tween the two groups for years, the students
have been prone to consider their world bound
by Division Street and the fraternity district, with
the Stadium an oasis in the desert; and the
townspeople have recognized that feeling and
perhaps exaggerated it in their minds.
Ten thousand students cannot remain in a

Y I hi spechlat Sturay n etrit.Pr. - Particularly aif Mr. H-oover is re ee eu vv.
In his speech last Saturday in Detroit, Presi- voice would be powerful in naming the 1936 ticket.
dent Hoover declared that to touch the expendi- And what would pe more naturaltha that he
Lures on veterans would be a "grass imjustice.m might favor Mills and Hurley, an east and west
Thus with one stroke the work of the National ticket ready made.
Economy League is thrown into chaos. Coolidge,_ _
every moment of whose public life has bred in
him absolute loyalty to the Republican party, can WASHINGTON-A remasubles thing about
not desert its present chief. The arch-Republican Secretary Stimson's first stump speech of the
New York Herald Tribune, shorn of presidential campaign was the fact that it made no direct re-
support in its campaign, will necessarily falter. No ference to international matters.
staunch Republican can further urge reduction in caytjustoeMr.pStisnseandofath
veteran expenses without crossing the President, Hoover cabinet just rolled up his sleeves and wad-
and the best solution that can be hoped for will ed into the vote-getting free-for-all as had other
at least involve undesirable delay. And to cap the cabineteers.
climax repurcussions will inevitably be felt in the Looking back, it appears that secretaries of
ranks of the non-partisan agitators. state rarely have taken that course. To them, as a
In fairness it must be said that the President in rule, has been given a campaign assignment of
all probability did not realize what he was saying special dignity and some degree of aloftness from
- which is a woefully weak plea, at best. Mr. the general domestic hurly-burly.
Hoover was very plainly bent, heart and soul, on They have been commissioned to expound the
"stopping Roosevelt." It is ironical that, in the foreign policy of the administrations for which
heat of his ill-considered attack, he scored his op- they spoke. And usually nobody else but the Presi-
ponent for rashness. dent himself touched on any current aspect of
that subject during a campaign.
V P us O pif ifThat is a quite understandable arrangement.
p O pi iI Anything which might be said by an administra-
--- ---------- -- [tion spokesman on foreign policy in the heat of an
Letters published in this column should not be election campaign might be misconstrued abroad.f
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The Left to the Secretary of State, hemmed in by
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregard- Lf oteSceayo tthme nb
Daily. Anonymous communcations will be disregard- diplomatic considerations as he is at all times and
ed. The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded s confidential upon request. Contributions are exercising a careful watch on every public state-
.ked to be brief. confining themselves to less than
300 words if possible, ment, p r e s e n t a t i o n of administration foreign
THE DAILY IS CRITICIZED policy for voter consideration at home should
FOR ITS SCREEN REFLECTIONS avoid that possible complication.
Yet there is something more significant than
To The Editor : i even that about Mr. Stimson's campaign contri-
May I say just a word of protest against the too bution. He has sat at the helm in the State De-
liberal distribution of stars by The Daily's cinema partment during the most turbulent peace years
critic? Two super-pictures in town at the same - foreign affairs for many a day.
time! What is a super-picture, anyway? Surely tHe has had to deal with toppling foreign gov-
very few pictures should be given such a name. ernments, armaments conferences, moratoriums,
On the strength of the four stars assigned "Dr. X" two threatened or actual crises in the Far East.
I went to the Majestic, and saw a picture that de- T
pended on the rankest absurdities and implausi-'t That he will make some sort of summary of all
bilities for plot, motivation, and humor. Synthetic this for purposes of the Hoover campaign before
flesh as portrayed in "Doctor X" is not conceiv- election day is to be expected. Devotion of his
able in a hundred thousand years. The climax of first address, however, to purely domestic issues
the serious part of the picture is made ridiculous only emphasizes the fact that no strictly foreign
when the silly comedian sails into the villain and policy question is involved in the present cam-
rescues the heroine, who promptly falls in love paign.
with her rescuer! The supposedly intelligent Dr. Of all the thorny problems of his administration
Xavier portrays little or no intelligence. The at the State Department, Mr. Stimson probably
whole crew of super-surgeons acted like a bunch regards the Manchurian situation as having the
of men taken from the poor-house. The picture most far-reaching implications.
is fair comedy to one with a wide sense of humor. Out of it grew what has become known as the
But a super-picture, never! "Hoover doctrine" of non-recognition of territor-
I can come to only one conclusion, namely that ial sovereignty changes brought about by armed
the violent ebullition of the liquids in the long- force.
necked Kjeldahl flasks, the beakers full of foam- Mr. Hoover himself has referred to that in his
ing mixtures and the sparks that were liberally campaign speeches. And so far as this writer
and nonsensically distributed for "atmosphere" so knows, it has not otherwise been mentioned in the
befuddled our friend the reporter, who apparently campaign. It is not in any sense an issue.

TIA tivities
e 1g--10US AC1V~teS
CHURCH E. W. Blakeman, Director FOUNDATION
State and Washington Streets cor. E. Univ. Ave. and Oakland
Mini~~ters ~9:30 A.M.-Prof. del Toro will have D.BradHleDrco
Ministers charge oft Freshman group Dr. Bernard Heller, Director
Frederick B. Fisher with the topic, "European and
Peter F. Stair American Christianity." Dr. Blake-
man will lead the upperciass Regular- Sunday Services at the
group in discussion of "What Re- Women's League Chapel 11:00 A.M.
10:45-Morning Worship ligion does for Personality."
"LIVINtx WITH OTHER PEOPLE'Doctor E. W. Blakeman of the
Dr. Fisher 6:30 P.M.-Roy Burroughs will be
chairman of the Graduate Forum Wesleyan Guild will speak.
:30 - Evening Worship hichuwill discuss "Religion as
"GENEVA" "The Bible and a Philosophy of Subject: "The Religion of the Well-
Dr. Fisher Life." Sherwood Messner will lead. trained Man."
Arthur Hackett singing
CHURCH East Huron, West of State;
CHURCH R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Huron and Division Streets DO NOT Howard R. Chapman, University
Merle H. Anderson, MinisterNE L C
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate Minister N EGLECT 9:30 A.M.-Church School. Dr. Logan,
9:3 -Student4Classes at the YOUR 10:45 A.M.-Worship. Mr. Say1es
9:30rAM. -HSuent132Washtenaw U speaks on "The Pharisee's Prayer."
Avenue R LIGIOUS 12:00 Noon-Students meet at Guild
10:4 A.. - ornng Wrshp. R LIG OUSHouse for forty minutes. Mr.
10:45 A.M. - Morning Worship Chapman will lead. "Foundations
Sermon: "Brains-How to Make A E of the Home."
Them Count"'ACT I YE ITI ES "Africa--?"
5:30 P.M.-Social Hour for Young 6:00 P.M:-Mrs. Judson C. King, of
People the Con goaMission Fiell, will speak
6:30 P.M.-Young People's Meeting
Speaker: Prof. H. L. Wilgus on Come promptly at the hour. Social
"Pertinent Facts on Prohibition." and refreshments follow the pro-

(Missouri Synod)
Third and West Liberty
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Reformation Sunday

Washington St.-at 5th Ave.
E. C. Steihorn, pastor
9 A.M.-Bible School. Lesson Topic:
"The Bible and the Reformation"
(0 -nnl A M- ~porm.t+iaxri Se~riceinI

(Evangelical Synod)
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore Schmale, Pastor




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